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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

A Great Learning Environment

The faculty and staff of the BMB department places a premium on the recruitment, education, training, and mentoring of students at the Masters, doctoral (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral levels.

Learning EnvironmentCurrently, the Department comprises 40 pre-doctoral (PhD) students, 50 Master's students (1-year MHS and 2-year ScM programs) and 20 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.

These students and trainees come to us from all over the United States and abroad, and rapidly integrate within the exciting fabric of the Department and the School.

Research training is enhanced by two training grants from the National Institutes of Health, with one focused on reproductive and germ stem cell biology and the other on cancer biology. A plethora of forums and activities (seminars, journal clubs, interest groups, annual retreat, etc.) held on a periodical basis enhance and enrich the training and educational experience, and are conducive to lasting professional relationships and personal friendships. Of note, BMB students founded and still run the “Insoluble Fraction,” a happy hour event held on the first floor of the School every Friday afternoon.

More can be learned about testimonials about our current students and trainees, and the resources available to them.

Photo Caption: Amit Reddi, a postdoctoral fellow, and Mindy Graham, a PhD graduate student, are conversing in the McCollum library, one of many settings in which trainees convene to learn, interact and relax.